Friday, April 13, 2012

Looking for a localhost cacheing nameserver?

Back in the day I would use dnscache and sometimes even bind for local network or localhost cacheing recursive DNS. I was hoping there was a newer, better, faster and easier to setup / maintain solution in 2012....

I found unbound.

If you have a server that does tons of DNS lookups (think SIEM), then this is a must.

apt-get install unbound

yum install unbound

It's secure and listens only on by default. How cool is that?

Lastly don't forget to update resolv.conf...

echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf

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